CSIR-CMERI, NISE sign MoU to boost Solar Energy sector
Partnership will focus on capacity, capability, facility and infrastructure through resource mobilization
An online Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a ‘Strategic Association’ to strengthen the Solar Energy sector across the nation was signed between the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI), Durgapur and National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Gurugram on September 7, 2020.
CSIR-CMERI has expertise in design and development of Solar Artifacts of various capacities for multifaceted uses ranging from fulfilling localized energy demand to boosting Agricultural sector for irrigation, solar powered agro dryer, decentralized solar cold storage, charging of battery operated agricultural machineries etc.
Its expertise in the domain of Solar Converter and Conditioning unit and Isolated Minigrid will also be immensely useful in this collaboration. National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous centre of excellence of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, is engaged in Solar PV/Thermal R&D, Testing, Demonstration Projects, Skill Development, Consultancy, Innovation and Incubation etc.
The MoU will help to conduct joint field studies for different solar technologies, skill development of stakeholders including developing contents and carry out policy and regulatory studies dealing with grid integration, recycling and disposal of solar panels, batteries, etc among others.